Signatur Foundation Sweden (Swedish: Signatur– Insamlingsstiftelse för musikfrämjande) is a foundation that seeks to support organisations and projects that aim to provide more people with access to broad qualitative music education and/or improve the opportunities for the public to enjoy high quality music. We aim to reach in particular those, not least young people, who otherwise may not have that experience.

Signatur Foundation Sweden is fulfilling its mission by funding projects implemented by partner organisations who share our passion for music and who have the capability to reach across diverse segments of society to inspire quality music making and improving access to music from a wide range of genres. In 2018 we funded projects run by the Royal Philharmonic, El Sistema, Gränslandet – a music festival and SV Stockholms län ”Vägen Ut” in the Stockholm suburb Jordbro. In 2019 we are supporting new projects – see links below.

Musicians about Signatur

”It is very important today that there are actors apart from the state that work independently in support of music life in Sweden. Signatur Foundation Sweden plays a significant role in that regard. The fact that they also incorporate a social dimension and education in their work makes them a critical organisation for Swedish music and cultural life as a whole and a tool to create a better society for all. 

David Huang, pianist and Christian Karlsen, conductor


Our Mission Statement

With the uniting power of music, create a force for an improved society through opening the doors to the universe of the art of music for people who otherwise might not have the opportunity for deeper engagement in or appreciation of high quality music. Seek to act as a counterbalance to the trends in society towards superficiality and intolerance, building on the innate potential of music to tie humanity together across ages and cultures. 

SV Stockholms län about Signatur

”SV Stockholms län works to support and help young people in challenged communities. With music and culture as a driving force, Signatur makes it possible for us to significantly expand that activity.”

Lennart Zethzon, organisational strategist at SV Stockholms län